Surgery that is performed on the skull is usually referred to as craniotomy. This surgery involves temporarily opening the skull to allow for operation on or around the brain.
This surgery is performed for several reasons, but the main reasons cranial surgery is done include:
The standard way of performing a craniotomy, or cranial surgery, begins by making an incision through the bone to allow the surgeon to access the brain. The patient’s head is held in a 3-pin head holder so that there can be absolutely no movement of the head during the delicate parts of the surgery.
There are minimally invasive ways to perform craniotomy. This method emphasizes on making the smallest possible incision to minimize risk and ensure a fast recovery.
Most complicated techniques allow the patient to remain awake during the procedure. This is done by numbing the scalp with a local anesthetic. This method is particularly helpful when the surgeon is trying to remove tumors in more important areas of the brain where removal would result in an obvious loss of function.
As with all surgeries, cranial surgery has its risks. The brain is a major organ in your body and should be treated as such. The Connecticut neurosurgeons of NOSS are experts in performing safe and effective cranial surgery on various cases.
When it comes to cranial surgery, settle for only the best surgery and rehabilitative services available. For more information, contact the cranial surgery specialists of NOSS by calling 03-755-NOSS (6677), or 1-800-463-8764.